News

ISAF CEO Jerome Pels resigns

The International Sailing Federation has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Jerome Pels. After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation Jerome Pels has decided to pursue other professional challenges. Pels took over ISAF’s top position on January 1, 2008. His replacement has not yet been announced.
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24 October 2014 17:01 GMT
Offshore

35th Rolex Middle Sea Race - The winners FULL STORY HERE

Whilst there are still yachts racing, the class winners for the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race have all been decided.

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24 October 2014 16:39 GMT
Dinghy

Wilson leads U-17 at RS:X Youth Worlds FULL STORY HERE

The competitors at the RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, USA, got back into action for the second part of the event after the lay day. Britain's Emma Wilson is leading the U-17 rankings and is in fourth in the overall female category, only one point behind the two ahead of her. Imogen Sills moves up to eighth overall. Ma Kwan of Hong Kong is the leader from Marta Maggetti of Italy.


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24 October 2014 12:25 GMT
Matchrace

Argo Group Gold Cup FULL STORY HERE

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew won eight flights in Group 1 to book a place in the Argo Group Gold Cup quarter finals in Bermuda in the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. Williams' great rival, Taylor Canfield (ISV) of US One, has also qualified for the quarter finals from Group 2.

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24 October 2014 11:56 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Friday 24 Oct FULL STORY HERE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel continue to pull away from the rest of the Volvo Race fleet. Abu Dhabi added 40 nm to their lead on Team SCA, the fleet tailenders over the last 24 hours. Team Vestas Wind is in third, some 80 nm off the leading pair but sailing faster (16 knots) and making some gains over the last couple of hours.

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24 October 2014 6:18 GMT
Dinghy

Optimist World Championship - Day 2 FULL STORY HERE

After the two more qualifying races at the Optimist World Championship in Argentina, Nicolas Rolaz of Switzerland is the new leader of the 214-boat field. Local sailor Dante Cittadini drops to fifth but this is before any discard is taken into account. Mara Turin (SLO), with two races wins, jumps into second place overall, while day 1 leader Dimitris Papadimitiou (GRE) also dropped back but remains a strong contender.


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24 October 2014 5:14 GMT
Matchrace

Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams and Stanczyk lead FULL STORY HERE

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar who is #1 on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and stands #2 in ISAF rankings going into Stage 6 at the Argo Group Gold Cup had a nearly perfect first day in the Argo Group Gold Cup. He won all four of his matches but stands on 3.5 points.

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G New
23 October 2014 19:18 GMT
Offshore

Artie wins Rolex Middle Sea Race

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October at 00 h 45 m 5 s in an elapsed time of 4 Days 13 hours 35 mins and 05 secs. Artie was the first Maltese boat to finish the race. 72 yachts are still racing, however, Thursday afternoon, with all mathematical possibilities exhausted for all of the yachts still racing. Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

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23 October 2014 8:08 GMT
Dinghy

Optimist World Championship - Day 1 FULL STORY HERE

Day 1 of the 2014 Optimist World Championship in Argentina began Wednesday with two races for each of the three groups. Local sailor Dante Citadini and Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece won both their flight races to head the leaderboard. Deike Bornemann of Germany is the best placed female in sixth place overall.

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G New
23 October 2014 9:57 GMT